been nosing around your site and found it quite enjoyable. I
enjoy nonsense poetry, light verse and performance poetry and
Jeremy Lloyd falls in to one or more of these categories. You
asked for info on books, well I have 2 books "The woodland
gospels" (as you mentioned) published by Faber and Faber
ISBN 0 571 13270 7. It is a Beautifully illustrated retelling
of parts of the story of Jesus written very much for children
it puts some of the ideals of Christianity into a setting young
children would be more comfortable with. As an aged agnostic
leaning towards atheist (thank god for spell checkers <G>)
I bought it for the illustrations but will read it to my son
(aged 6) as I hope to remain neutral in his choice of religion.
So one for the Christians perhaps but personally I will stick
with the poetry. This book I also have on tape read by Mr Lloyd
himself published by listen for pleasure LFP 7472.
other book is a collection of poems 28 in fact called Captain
beaky ISBN0 09 9281104 this one is illustrated by Keith Michell
in a manner that fits very well with the tone of the poems.
My favourite being Castle Doom, "In the dreaded Castle
Doom, In a locked up turret room, Lived the Hairy Nairn of Nairn
since he was a wee wee bairn... This poem has to be heard read
in a Scottish accent and if I remember correctly is one of the
poems tacked onto the end of the tape I mentioned earlier. The
page of small writing at the front of this book mentions a volume
2 that I have not yet found, the 2 albums mentioned on your
site and a songbook and sheet music (there are numbers for some
of these if you are interested. "